Packers: 5 potential opponents in first round of playoffs

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Five potential matchups for the Packers in the playoffs.

With a three-game advantage atop the NFC North with only four to play, the Green Bay Packers are on the verge of wrapping up the division title and securing a home game in the first round of the playoffs.

It’s still possible the Packers could land the NFC’s top seed and the only first-round bye the conference has to offer, but right now they sit a game behind the red-hot New Orleans Saints.

For now, the second seed belongs to the Packers. Assuming they hold onto first place in the division, the Packers will almost certainly earn one of the top three seeds.

Let’s look at five potential first-round opponents they could run into.

1. Minnesota Vikings

Would Packers fans want this matchup?

If the season ended today, the Minnesota Vikings would be on their way to Lambeau Field for a wild-card showdown. I’m not sure about you, but a frozen Lambeau day feels like the perfect conditions for Dalvin Cook. And we saw him score four touchdowns a Lambeau Field earlier this season.

There would certainly be some positives to take from this matchup. For starters, the Vikings have been inconsistent this year. On a bad day, they don’t look like a playoff team.

The Packers already have a big win over the Vikings this season and, well, this would be a great opportunity to end their season.

What do you think?